AMERICA/VENEZUELA - World premiere on the internet: "Shepherd of souls", life of Mgr. Salvador Montes de Oca

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 missionaries   evangelization   the internet   coronavirus  


Caracas (Agenzia Fides) - Among the initiatives of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela to express its closeness to the community of believers in the country, a "world premiere on the internet", the film about the life of the Servant of God Monsignor Salvador Montes de Oca will be broadcast today, April 29, through the Youtube channel of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela. Born in 1895, Bishop of Valencia (Venezuela) since 1927, he became a monk at the Certosa di Farneta in Italy, where he was shot by Nazi troops together with other religious for welcoming the persecuted from the war.
Last year, the 75th anniversary of his death was celebrated in the Cathedral of Valencia in Venezuela, which was presided over by Cardinal Baltazar Porras. The film entitled "Shepherd of Souls", produced by the Communications Department of the Venezuelan Bishops' Conference, will be broadcast at 8pm (time in Venezuela). (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 29/4/2020)